John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton

  • Music:

The answers

Yesterday, I posted a list of ten songs I'd recently listened to, and challenged you to guess the songs that preceded the first song on the list and the one that followed the last. The clues:

  • Both songs were reasonably well known
  • Both were by familiar artists
  • Both had appeared on animated shows created by Matt Groening
  • Both songs started with the letter A

tomthedog stepped up to the plate, guessing "American Music" by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers for the first, and "Atmospheric Conditions" by Beck for the second. Both were excellent guesses, although wrong. The actual songs:

  • "Angel of Harlem" by U2
  • "Atlantis" by Donovan

(Note: quibbling about whether these songs qualify as "reasonably well known" is not allowed.)

U2 appeared on The Simpsons in the ninth season episode "Trash of the Titans." Donovan appeared on Futurama (singing a parody of "Atlantis," not coincidentally) in the episode "The Deep South." Interestingly, tom got the shows right in his guesses; that is, Tom Petty appeared on The Simpsons (in the episode "How I Spent My Strummer Vacation") and Beck on Futurama ("Bending in the Wind").


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